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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are only the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, but local shop owners hope people continue shopping in their stores all season long.
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
Q: What type business do you represent?
My assignment: In 700 words or less, I’m supposed to keep you and your money safe while you’re out buying for the holidays. How about I do it in 17 words and two punctuation points: do not buy gift cards, do not shop online, and do not get talked into extended warranties!
With the rush of the holidays safety may take a backseat to the festivities, but local organizations are warning people to be aware this holiday season.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Adele Verkamp may not look serious and calculating from the outside, but her years of experience playing bridge may say otherwise.
I am a child of the late 1970s — early ’80s — it was a great time to be a kid. Times have changed so much and I am reminded daily of the things my boys will never know or experience.
Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by people buying cars and parts. Newly released figures from the Department of Revenue show retail sales reported to the state in September topped $4.2 billion. That reflects purchases made in August.
Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge ruled this week.
The SEV Wildcats PeeWee Team and Jr. Midget football teams are heading to Florida for the nationals and hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16, a Poker Run event.
The rubber duck squeaked out a win for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining the ancient game of chess in the 2013 class inducted Thursday.
While racing fans are in the Valley for NASCAR this weekend, one fan says he’s frustrated with his racing experience.
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que is honoring all former and current military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a free “Two Meat Salute” in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11. The free meal will be offered from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and features a choice of two different meats served with a corn bread muffin and a choice of a side. There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the East Valley: 3250 W. Frye Road in Chandler, 2206 E. Williams Field Road at SanTan Village in Gilbert and 1011 Dobson Road at Mesa Riverview. All military personnel must present a valid photo ID and proof of military service including U.S., Uniformed Service ID Card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement.
Raven Golf Club–Phoenix announced the addition of PGA teaching professional, Eddie Kilthau, to the club’s golf instruction team. Kilthau played college golf at Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University. After that, he built a career in the golf industry as a player and teacher for more than 37 years. Along the way, Kilthau managed to card six holes-in-one, two of which were made in the PGA Tour qualifying events.
The Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) is in full swing with its ARC Support Our Troops Program and Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout November.
The Runaways lead guitarist now tours with her own heavy metal band, which has been featured in the films “Footloose” and “Rock of Ages.”
Making a difference for local foster kids this holiday season can be as easy as sitting back and enjoying good food, good music, and good company in Ahwatukee Foothills next Sunday.
Do you belong to a union? Take advantage of your union membership and get money back when you buy a home. If you are an active or retired union member or the parent or child of one, you may be eligible for exclusive home financing benefits through a major lender.
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't even hit puberty yet. At face value, the film presents an electrifying star-wars scenario — that rare case where an epic space battle transpires entirely within the span of two hours — while at the same time managing to deliver a higher pedagogical message about tolerance, empathy and coping under pressure. Against considerable odds, this risky-sounding Orson Scott Card adaptation actually works, as director Gavin Hood pulls off the sort of teen-targeted franchise starter Summit was hoping for.
Hi. My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a bookaholic.
Chambers Stevens, actor, comedian, acting coach, and playwright will be performing his new one-man show at Ahwatukee Children’s Theater (ACT) this Saturday, Nov. 2.
Halloween, the holiday built around the twin pleasures of playing dress-up and eating too much candy, is obviously a hit with children.